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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] shm: Fix the filename of hugetlb sysv shared memory
    On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 17:43:34 -0600 (Eric W. Biederman) wrote:

    > Some user space tools need to identify SYSV shared memory when
    > examining /proc/<pid>/maps. To do so they look for a block device
    > with major zero, a dentry named SYSV<sysv key>, and having the minor of
    > the internal sysv shared memory kernel mount.
    > To help these tools and to make it easier for people just browsing
    > /proc/<pid>/maps this patch modifies hugetlb sysv shared memory to
    > use the SYSV<key> dentry naming convention.
    > User space tools will still have to be aware that hugetlb sysv
    > shared memory lives on a different internal kernel mount and so
    > has a different block device minor number from the rest of sysv
    > shared memory.

    So.. I am sitting here believing that this patch and Badari's
    restore-shmid-as-inode-to-fix-proc-pid-maps-abi-breakage.patch are both
    needed in 2.6.22 and that they will fix all these issues up.

    If that is untrue, someone please let us know..
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